The '''British Pteridological Society''' is for fern
enthusiasts of the British Isles
, and was founded in England in 1891.
The origins and early history of the BPS at the time of "Pteridomania
" is described in the book ''The Victorian Fern Craze''.
The BPS celebrated its centenary in 1991; amongst other things, it was marked by the publication of the book, ''A World of Ferns''.
The British Pteridological Society is a registered charity: No. 1092399.
The BPS has as its Patron HRH The Prince of Wales.